The How-to section of the Instruction Booklet that comes with Truth or Dare for English Language Learners is excerpted from a work-in-progress called variously “Conversation Dynamics,” “Catalyst ESL/EFL Handbook” or more typically, just “The Book”. The title is also a work-in-progress.
Following remarks made on the TESL-L Listserve on the topic of using word associations as a source for student-centered, communication-enabled, hyper-hyphenated conversation topics a number of list participants requested more details.
For that reason I’m including a selection of pages from “The Book” which can be downloaded as a PDF below.
Please note that this very much a work-in-progress and is most definitely going to change in the coming weeks. A number of security measures have been implemented including the disabling of printing and copying in an effort to protect my interests as copyright holder in the work. Feel free to try out the techniques described therein in your own day-to-day teaching but please respect the copyright of the work by refraining from attempting to circumvent these security features.
Feel free to leave comments, suggestions, rants or observations through the commenting feature of this Blog or take it back to TESL-L for a wider discussion.
I will be looking for testers once Beta testing commences later this spring so those hoping to get a more comprehensive look at the approach should send me an e-mail through this site.